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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks





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Program Profile

The Counselor Education Program builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas to prepare professional counselors to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career and educational issues.  Our master’s degree meets the educational requirements needed to become licensed as a Professional Counselor (Licensed Profession Counselor) or certified as a Professional School Counselor.  Our Education Specialist degree provides opportunities to retool your career, develop areas of professional specialization and broaden your career options.

The Counselor Education program offered through the University of Central Missouri is organized to reflect the professional standards and competencies designed by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), as well as the Missouri Standards for Teacher Education Programs (MoSTEP) defined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Course work addresses:

•Professional orientation and ethical practice
•Social and Cultural Diversity
•Human Growth and Development
•Career Development
•Helping Relationships
•Group Work
•Assessment
•Research and Program Evaluation

Vision Statement

The Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Missouri aspires to prepare individuals forexemplary practice as ProfessionalCounselors in school and community settings.

Mission Statement

The Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Missouri prepares professional counselors at the Master and Education Specialist levels who:

  • demonstrate all the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions,
  • are reflective practitioners,
  • advocate for clients, the counseling profession and society,
  • are prepared to serve a dynamic, diverse and complex society, and
  • adhere to the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association.